Dominic P. Collotty of North Main Street, Ashley, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
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Born in Ashley, he was the son of the late Phillip and Isabelle Farino Collotty, attended Ashley schools and was employed as a furnace technician prior to retiring.
He served his country in the U.S. Army, with the rank of corporal, during World War II, serving in Northern France, Normandy and Central Europe.
Dominic was a member of St. Leo's/Holy Rosary Parish, Ashley, and was an avid fisherman, hunter and bowler.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Victoria Platko, and brothers, George, Frank, John and Joseph Collotty.
Dominic is survived by his loving wife, the former Gladys Bowman; daughter, Donna Rugletic and her husband, Ronald, West Wyoming; son, Dominick J. Collotty, Ashley; five grandchildren, Tracy Schmitt and her husband, Michael; Cristen Skepulski and her husband, John; Patrick Heffron and his wife, Erin; Melissa Heffron; and Angelina Collotty; six great-grandchildren, Kira, Taylor, Jake, Ella, Nathan and Mckenna; nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be private from Lehman Family Funeral Service Inc., 689 Hazle Ave., Wilkes-Barre, with the Rev. Thomas J. O'Malley, his pastor, officiating.
Entombment will follow in St. Joseph's Walk Mausoleum in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, East Regional Office, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517, or www.cancer.org
Online condolences may be sent by visiting the funeral home website at www.lehmanfuneralhome.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 30, 2012